garlic soup with cilantro dumplings

Garlic Soup with Cilantro Dumplings


two heads are better than one

  • 2 heads garlic, peeled and minced (or pressed)
  • 3 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 3 carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 8c water
  • 1tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1tsp dried basil (I used fresh)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • 1 1/3c flour (I used Besan, of course)
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 2tsps baking powder
  • 1/4tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 1/3c milk
  • 1/4c fresh cilantro, chopped


garlic soup

Place all soup ingredients together in a pot and simmer for 30 minutes.

Prepare dumpling batter while soup is simmering and filling your home with wonderful smells. Mix together dry ingredients; add remaining ingredients and mix into a stiff batter.  Drop batter in to boiling soup about 1/2tsp at a time. When the dumplings float ( about a minute or two), they are ready.

Serve piping hot.  A great soup if you are nursing a cold or a flu and a great soup if you are eating with someone nursing a cold or a flu.